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Program Type: Undergraduate

Degree Awarded: B.A. in Organizational Leadership Select the degree to view its requirements and four-year plan.

Department: Political Science, Criminal Justice and Organizational Leadership

As an Organizational Leadership student, you will actively engage in academic work that furthers your understanding of the theoretical and practical foundations of leadership necessary to thrive in a changing world. You will explore the unique role of human behaviors in building relationships designed for the betterment of organizations, teams, and groups. Furthermore, you will be able to apply your foundational knowledge of leadership to a variety of settings. OL alumni have gone on to advance in careers and graduate programs that challenge them to utilize and enhance their leadership skillset.

Program Contacts

Amanda Kilmer
Program Coordinator
Founders Hall 555 J
(859) 572-5247

Students in the Spotlight

Mattie Kuechler

Mattie Kuechler

Graduating Year: 2023

Education: B.A. Organizational Leadership

Career Plans: Facility Maintenance Manager 

“My time at NKU was packed with personal development and growth. Acquiring necessary skills that enable me to be the leader my team needed me to be. Through this program I was able to push myself and understand what was needed for my future. I met professors and students that assisted and guided me along this journey. My professors were understanding, inclusive, and thorough. Creating valuable relationships, I will treasure for a lifetime. I was even asked to speak at the Society of Appalachian Historians regarding a project I had completed in my “Reel Appalachian” Appalachian History and Film class. I completed an organizational analysis project that carried forward to assist my department in aligning goals and expectations. NKU showed me that all things are possible with initiative. Helping me to recognize what is needed for the future” 

What They Do: "I am currently in my third year as a Maintenance Service Manager, and plan to continue my education with a masters in public history and a masters in organizational leadership and innovation. To peruse passions and furthering development."


Find Your Passions & Build Your Future

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  • Career Explorations & Active Learning: You can engage with faculty and fellow students through service learning, student philanthropy, internships, student leadership organizations and competitions, and study abroad opportunities to enhance your academic experience and your résumé.
  • Work-Life Balance: This program is designed to provide the flexibility to complete a degree in a way that fits your needs. We offer courses online, on campus (both day and evening), and during the 7-week and 16-week terms. Most courses are offered each term – including summers.
  • Value-Added Knowledge: A Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership provides students with in-demand skills critical to their everyday lives such as team-building, human relations, conflict resolution, ethical decision-making, emotional intelligence, and the ability to lead people and organizations through change.


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Financial Aid

A variety of financial assistance is available, from grants to scholarships, loans to veteran benefits.